Hey there, fellow nature explorer! Let's talk about a couple of feathered friends you might run into around wet and watery spots in Pinellas County: the American Coot and the Common Gallinule. You can catch them chilling by lakes, ponds, and ... READ MORE
On today’s episode, you’ll learn about three non-venomous snake species common to residential areas in Florida. Slithering into a neighborhood near you, these common snakes are found all over Florida. Learn more, on this episode of Naturally ... READ MORE
If you're more of a visual learner, check out this video on our "This or That" on our YouTube playlist.
Florida is home to many species of trees and knowing what tree you are looking at isn’t always easy. Today, we are going to focus on just ... READ MORE
There has been a lot of publicity surrounding the Asian giant hornet in the United States, but as of today, the hornets (Vespa mandarinia) have only been found in Washington state. Of course, insects can be transported across state lines ... READ MORE
Frogs are a hot topic right now, so I'm going to keep going with this topic...
If you missed my last frog blog, you can find it here. In this blog, I talk about two invasive frog species: the Cuban tree frog and the cane toad. Today, I want ... READ MORE
Florida is home to many native plants and knowing what plant you are looking at isn’t always easy. Today, we are going to focus on just two, similar looking, native, vining plants: poison ivy and Virginia creeper. Why these two species? Let’s ... READ MORE
I’ve been getting this question a lot lately: “What kind of frog is this?” It is rainy season after all, and rain tends to bring out the frogs. In Florida, rainy season extends from May through October, so it’s prime time for these little ... READ MORE
Join UF/IFAS Extension Agents, Shannon Carnevale and Lara Milligan, for a series of webinars on Florida’s diverse wildlife.
Wildlife of Florida: A Webinar Series will take place every Monday, April 20 - May 25, 2020, from 2PM - 3PM Eastern ... READ MORE
Florida is home to five resident owl species (resident = species here year-round) which are fairly easy to identify, and one migratory species (short-eared owl, not discussed here).
If they are easy to identify ... why the Commonly Confused ... READ MORE
In Florida, we have 46 native species of snakes. Thankfully, only 6 of those species are venomous. In Central Florida, we have 35 of Florida’s native snake species and only 4 of the 6 venomous species found in the state. Thanks to Hollywood ... READ MORE